Questions tagged [monsters]

Used for questions pertaining or related to non-human creatures in Mythology and Folklore that may or may not be based on real animals.

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What creatures eat a humans life force?

Are there any creatures that eat, or drain a human's life force? Have tried googling but am not sure which creatures do.
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Could japanese Oni integrate into human civilization?

Is there a case in Japanese mythology of an Oni (Big Ogre from a desolate place) willingly helping people or being a inhabitant of a village? If not why can they not integrate into human society? What ...
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Earliest legend of someone being turned into an animal/monster?

What is the earliest legend we know of, that involves someone (named or otherwise) being turned into an animal, or some terrible monster? This includes turning someone's unborn child into a monster, ...
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Do mongols have something like a werewolf?

Lots of cultures have some sort of shapeshifting monster or a magician that can transform into animals. Do mongols have something like this too? Is it a feral monster or is it more intelligent? Is ...
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Where can I find a detailed description of the Akuma?

I've been trying to find information on the Akuma, the fire demon of Japanese folklore, for a manga I'm writing. But all of the sources I went to didn't provide enough detail. And I fear that without ...